What Goes In My Cart?

Easy tips to prepare your recycling

RECYCLING GUIDE

These items are accepted in the recycling program and must be placed LOOSE inside of the cart.  Overflow items outside of the cart will not be collected. Please remember not to bag your items.

 

Metal

Aluminum and steel bi-metal cans
  • Empty and rinse before placing them loose in the cart 
  • Lids and Labels can remain on

    Paper products

    Newspapers and Inserts, Magazines and Catalogs, Junk Mail and Stationery, Computer and Printer Paper, School and Office Paper, Paperback Books and Phone Books, Paper Bags
    • Dry when placed in cart
    • Shredded paper can be bagged in PAPER bags (not plastic)   

    Cardboard

    • Broken down to fit in the cart
    • Clean and dry

      #1 and #2 narrow-neck plastic bottles

      Including Water, Soda and Condiment Bottles, Soap Containers, Milk Jugs, and Laundry Detergent bottles

       

      • Empty and rinse before placing them in the cart
      • Caps can remain on

        Cartons

        Tissue Boxes, Cereal and Pasta Boxes, Cardboard Egg Crates  
        • Clean and dry

        To help keep the recycling stream clean please DO NOT place these items in your recycling cart:

        Q

        Glass

        Q

        YARD WASTE, WOOD, FOOD WASTE

        Q

        AEROSOL CANS, ALUMINUM FOIL, TIN PIE PANS

        Q

        Pizza Boxes

        Q

        PAINT CANS, CHEMICALS

        Q

        DELI TRAYS OR FRUIT CONTAINERS/ BASKETS

        Q

        Styrofoam

        Q

        PLASTIC WRAP OR PLASTIC BAGS

        Q

        WIDE-MOUTH PLASTIC SUCH AS SOUR CREAM, YOGURT & MARGARINE CONTAINERS

        Q

        Electronics

        Q

        TANGLERS (HOSES, WIRES, HANGERS, CHAINS)

        Household Hazardous Waste

        Household Batteries 

        Batteries create a potential fire hazard when mixed with other materials. Because all items to be recycled must be placed inside the cart for automated pickup, it is necessary to remove batteries from the curbside collection.

        Motor Oil

        The new automated trucks are not equipped with oil vats to collect the used motor oil.

        The new drive-thru Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility at 1055 A Cleaner Way accepts these and many other household hazardous items, free of charge, for proper disposal Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

        Learn more at http://swdahsv.org/hazardous/

        To Help us serve you better:

        N

        Please have your cart to the curb by 7 a.m. on your pickup day

        N

        LEAVE 3 FEET OF CLEARANCE AROUND THE CART

        N

        BREAK DOWN BOXES TO FIT INSIDE CART WITH LID CLOSED

        N

        BREAK DOWN BOXES TO FIT INSIDE CART WITH LID CLOSED

        Recycling alliance of north alabama Guidelines

        Print and place this recycling reference guide near your collection location.

         

        Let's Get Started Today

        Recycling has grown consistently throughout the years and establishing this program is another significant step in making the City of Huntsville, City of Madison and Madison County more sustainable places to live.